Steve Belichick hired as DC at Washington

Schefter to McAfee: Washington 'makes sense' for Steve Belichick (0:39)

Adam Schefter wonders what could be next for other personnel in New England after Steve Belichick joins Washington's coaching staff. (0:39)

Steve Belichick has accepted the University of Washington defensive coordinator job, the school announced Tuesday.

Belichick, son of former Patriots coach Bill Belichick, has spent the past 12 years as a defensive assistant in New England, including five as a defensive playcaller.

Steve Belichick, 36, previously worked with newly hired Washington head coach Jedd Fisch in 2020, when Fisch was the Patriots' quarterbacks coach.

Sources confirmed to ESPN last month that Steve Belichick and his younger brother Brian, also a Patriots defensive assistant, were offered an opportunity to remain with New England under new coach Jerod Mayo.

But Steve Belichick instead will join an overhauled coaching staff in Washington under Fisch, who signed a seven-year deal with the Huskies last month after Kalen DeBoer left the program to become the new coach at Alabama.

Washington's hiring of Belichick was first reported Sunday by 247Sports.

The Huskies also are hiring former Patriots running backs coach Vinnie Sunseri to work with its safeties and secondary, a source told ESPN's Field Yates. In addition to coaching with the Patriots for four seasons, Sunseri also coached as an assistant under Nick Saban at Alabama.